Theatre Absolute present second new work commissioned as part of Humanistan
- SHIFT is a new work created by acclaimed breakers and performers Marius Mates, Jamaal O’Driscoll and Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere to be performed at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry, 18 – 21 March, 7.30pm.
- Humanistan from Theatre Absolute will include eight new commissions that challenge division and isolation in society, and celebrate our humanity.
SHIFT, created by acclaimed breakers and performers Marius Mates, Jamaal O’Driscoll and Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere, is the second piece to be commissioned as part of award-winning Theatre Absolute’s new three-year project Humanistan. Shift premieres at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry on 18 March and runs until 21 March.
Humanistan will include eight new commissions over three-years and is an ambitious series taking inspiration from the thoughts on nation and society from writers such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Francois Matarasso and Ben Okri, and will challenge division and isolation and celebrate our humanity. Considering the social and political systems that do and do not define our experiences of being human, the name comes from the suffix ‘stan’, meaning ‘place of’ or ‘country’.
SHIFT is the first collaboration between Marso Riviere, Jamaal O’Driscoll and Marius Mates. The artists will explore human connections and the shift between those – whether they be wanted, or unwanted connections. Using breakin as the main choreographic language, expect a blistering transformation of the Shop Front Theatre.
Performances: Weds 18th – Saturday 21st March 7.30pm. Tickets £9 & £7 concs.